Why You Deserve A Massage
"It is not a luxury to take care of ourselves, it is as essential as eating, sleeping and breathing" - Wendy Gaisford
Practitioners of yoga are well aware that the mind and body are closely linked. Over-work and prolonged mental or physical stress can have significant detrimental effect on the body; when we ignore our body's needs we also miss out on a healthy mind and general life balance.
Tension, discomfort and pain are our body's way of telling us something is wrong. Excessive stress on both the body and mind, whether as a result of exercise or general life, may result in muscular tension and soreness resulting in decreased energy levels, mental clarity or poor sleep. By allowing our body and mind time to relax and recover, both are then in a better position to heal and stay healthy.
A great way of relieving muscular tension is through holistic massage - this practice also improves circulation, lymphatic drainage and releases toxins to relieve pain, encourage concentration, relaxed breathing and a better quality of sleep.
Vitally, holisitic massage also provides the opportunity to allow the mind to slow down and switch off from every day stresses and problems. Mental clarity and energy can be increased, lifting the spirit, providing an effective method of rebalancing you both physically and mentally.
Sports & Remedial Massage
Sports massage is a style of deep tissue massage concerned with injury prevention and the maintenance of optimum sporting activity, allowing you to train to your full potential and recover optimally.
Sports therapy massage aims to reduce muscular tension and knots to increase circulation and encourage the removal of toxic waste products, such as lactic acid, built up within the muscles during exercise. By employing neuromuscular and myofascial release and massage techniques it is possible to promote healing and enhance the rate of recovery between training sessions.
Regular sports and remedial massage has been shown to be effective at preventing and treating niggling injuries before they become chronic. Sports massage therapy is also suitable for anyone who is experiencing everyday levels of stress and strain. For those who focus on achieving the best out of themselves, regular sports massage is an essential part of your training routine.
Wendy Gaisford will be offering Holistic & Remedial Massage, Indian Head Massage and Deep Tissue Massage from Camyoga Shelford on Mondays and Wednesdays. Appointments are available between 10am-4pm at an introductory rate of £42 per hour. Click here to book an appointment online.